Frequently Asked Questions

Becoming a foster parent is the best way to help children who have experienced abuse, neglect or other family challenges. While most children in foster care are safely reunited with their birth families, some children need a permanent adoptive family. The process varies a little bit in each state, but always begins with contacting us! Click on your state to learn more: Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and West Virginia. We recently ended our Kentucky foster care program. Unfortunately, we do not have a foster care program in any other states at this time.

KVC Health Systems, headquartered in the greater Kansas City area, is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that enriches and enhances the lives of nearly 60,000 children and families each year by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services, and education. KVC’s diverse continuum of services includes in-home family support, foster care, adoption, mental/behavioral healthcare, youth substance abuse treatment and psychiatric hospitals. The organization also indirectly benefits tens of thousands of people through its KVC Institute for Health Systems Innovation, which conducts research, training and consultation around the world. We employ over 1,600 employees operating from 35 locations in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Services do vary in the five states that KVC currently operates in, which include Kansas, MissouriKentucky, Nebraska and West Virginia. Click on a state to learn more about specific services we provide.

No. We serve private-payer patients as well as children who receive state subsidies. Visit our KVC Hospitals’ website for more information and consider taking a tour of one of our facilities to learn more about how our professional staff can help you and your family.

Yes. KVC Health Systems hosts several major fundraising events in the Kansas City area each year in which community involvement and volunteering are welcome. Additionally, several events are coordinated in the four states we currently provide services in. Click the links to visit each state’s event calendar and learn how you can get involved: Kansas, MissouriNebraska, Kentucky and West Virginia


We are always looking for talented and dedicated individuals to join our team and help raise the bar in providing care to children and families in need. Visit our employment page for a current list of opportunities and instructions about how to apply.